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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Sept 17 2015

I am listing links to view my summary information from the September 17 Sauk Centre Hay auction and other hay markets and crop news.
It was very difficult to make dry hay in some parts of Minnesota through the summer months; and difficult to combine and bale straw for small grain in some areas. It could be helpful to check for signs of moisture issues on hay and straw this year. As with other commodities, moisture can make a difference when buying "by-the-ton."

1. September 17, 2015 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged based on bale and hay or bedding type.

2. History of selected lots - averages for recent years, and each sale so far this year, Grass Hay 5-9% Protein, Straw

3. Graph of Medium Square Groups from RFV 101-200. The Red Line is for the last year. For June through September, the black vertical line represents range in prices.

Sauk Centre Mid-American Hay Auctions will be held 1st and 3rd Thursdays through May.

Steffes Hay Auction in Litchfield 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.


Look for other crop news on this Minnesota Crop News Website. Information was posted a couple of weeks ago about a recent publication discussing "Termination Strategies when Rotating From Alfalfa Corn."


"Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest" that is put together by Ken Barnett, UW Extension.

USDA Hay Market Reports - Look for “Hay” along left side of page.


November 19 County Land Rent Meetings, Long Prairie (a.m.) Little Falls p.m.

December 1-3 – Midwest Dairy Expo, St. Cloud

December 8-10 – MN Crop Retailers/UMN Crop Pest Short Course, Minneapolis

December 11 – (Tentative) County Land Rent Meetings, Stearns & Benton

December 15-16 – MN/ND Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar

Please continue to make SAFETY a part of your fall harvest discussions and work plans.

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